UPDATED: Co-chairs of Partners for a Safe Claremont, Edgar Reece and Betty Crocker, react to the early polling results for Claremont’s Measure SC on Election Night in Claremont. The measure, which would have funded the construction of a new police station, failed to get the two-thirds majority needed to pass. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont Place “Senior to Senior” Legacy Scholarship committee announced the winners of a $1000 scholarship at its sixth annual award presentation on May 17.
Winners are Rayyan Misherghi, Bridget Englebert, Carly Weiner, Sana Imam and Maryn Santiago.
Claremont Place has awarded $30,000 in scholarships over the past six years to Claremont students.
The Friends of the Wilderness Park, as recommended in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park Master Plan, have launched the Second Saturday program to improve park use.
Teams of volunteers will greet visitors to the wilderness park then provide maps and directions, and reinforce desirable park behavior.
This Saturday, June 9, and monthly thereafter, volunteers are welcome to participate in two shifts—from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. or from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
For Jan Wheatcroft, what started as an innocuous message on Facebook from a neighbor turned into something more sinister.
The longtime Claremont resident, who is a regular columnist for the COURIER, received a Facebook message recently from an acquaintance that lives across the street, asking Ms. Wheatcroft if she “heard about the good news yet.”
Ms. Wheatcroft was puzzled. “Why didn’t she walk across the street to say hi?” she remembers wondering.
Claremont resident Diane Anderson had to cast a provisional ballot on Election Day after she was informed at her polling place that her name was not on voter rolls. Dozens of voters across Claremont were surprised to find themselves in the same situation as part of a snafu that apparently affected people across Los Angeles County. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Some Claremont residents visiting the polls this morning are learning their names aren’t on the voter rolls.
City Clerk Shelley Desautels, who visited several polling locations this morning, said the city and county are aware of the issue.
Dean Logan, the county clerk from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office, offered an explanation via Twitter.
“This is a random issue with the print job that ran the paper rosters and does not affect your status as a registered voter,” Mr. Logan tweeted. “We apologize for the inconvenience of the provisional ballot; however it will count and we will resolve the issue for November.”
With just days left to capture those last votes, Measure SC campaigning heated up over the weekend. Some Claremont residents received anonymous text messages over the weekend cautioning voters to vote no on Measure SC, the June 5 ballot measure that seeks to allow the city to obtain up to $24 million in bonds to fund construction of a new police station.
Work crews began storm drain construction at the intersection of College and Bonita avenues on Monday in the Claremont Village. The project is expected to last seven to eight business days and requires a full street closure of College between Bonita and Fourth Street, according to the weekly city manager’s report. Temporary traffic control measures will be in place with detours posted and motorists are encouraged to use Claremont Boulevard as an alternative to College. COURIER Photo/Steven Felschundneff
Many Claremont voters are preparing to officially weigh in on Measure SC, among other initiatives and candidates, on Tuesday, June 5.
Shelley Desautels, Claremont’s city clerk, said the city will provide 11 polling locations Tuesday to its 21,219 registered voters, of whom 10,058 are on permanent vote-by-mail status.
This special municipal election—which cost the city about $55,000 after approval by the council on February 27—includes primaries for the US Senate, House and a lot more.
The T. Willard Hunter Speakers’ Corner is a treasured event at Claremont’s Independence Day celebration. In honor of our country’s First Amendment, Speakers Corner provides a forum for residents in our community to speak about almost any subject from personal to global.
Past speeches have focused on literature, politics, religion, history, travel and personal fulfillment.
The erstwhile three-story Griswold’s Hotel is finally coming down.
Pieces of the long-vacant building are slowly being taken apart by construction crews, in a relatively small space just north of the Buca di Beppo parking lot. The entire roof and most of the top floor is gone, and pieces of wood are piled up at the foot of the building to be collected for recycling. COURIER video/Peter Weinberger
The Boy Scouts are officially no more. The 118-year-old organization voted this month to drop the “Boy” from its name, and will be known as “Scouts BSA” beginning in February, 2019.
This move is the latest in a trend toward inclusivity. Last October, Boy Scouts of America voted to admit girls into its ranks beginning in 2018, and an upstart den in Claremont was among the earliest adopters of this new policy.